A Rococo masterpiece, Augustusburg Palace in Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia, is closely related to architectural history of Europe in the first half of the 18th century.
A favorite residence of Clemens August von Wittelsbach, Elector and Archbishop of Cologne (1700-1761), it was one of the first Rococo buildings in Germany. The piece de resistance is the magnificent staircase by Balthasar Neumann, majestic creatures full of dynamics and elegance. From 1949 to 1996 and President of the German Federal Government hosts reception in Augustusburg Palace.
Made in the French style by Dominique Girard from 1728, baroque gardens are some of the best preserved of the 18th century. Only a short walk from the magnificent Palace is located Augustusburg Falkenlust hunting lodge.
Built between 1729 and 1737, it was the summer residence of the voter favorites. He used it as the basis for falconry, entertaining guests and visitors receive occasional female. The palace says the World Heritage list as an example of a beautifully preserved architecture of obsolescence. Both have become UNESCO World Heritage site since 1984.